Water The Bamboo: Lead Like a Bamboo Farmer


If you want your leadership team to be the best at what they do, join Greg Bell at his engaging, interactive leadership seminar.


CxOs  •  VPs  Directors  •  Company Leaders  •  Organizational Development  •  Human Resources  •  High Potentials

Bring Your Entire Team!

"It was an outstanding session to watch and Water The Bamboo is a terrific book that helps guide my leadership efforts."

— Roger Thompson, Vice President of Enrollment, University of Oregon

"The Water The Bamboo principles, particularly values identification and vision, helped motivate and drive me toward pursuing a role change in my company that will result in a more happy me."

— Paul Smillie, Manager of Consumer Services, Nike



Event Details

8:00am - 8:30am   Check-in & Breakfast
8:30am - 11:30am   Seminar
11:30am - 12:00pm   Book Signing & Networking

Location: Multnomah Athletic Club 1849 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205


Bring your team (8+ people) for group discount and a reserved table! Don't have a team to bring? Early Bird tickets are available for a limited time. A copy of Water The Bamboo is included with every registration.


Who Attends

People who are currently in a leadership role, have been promoted to a leadership role, or have been targeted for future advancement.



Water The Bamboo®: Lead Like a Bamboo Farmer
How to revitalize your team by cultivating strong roots

By adopting the principles of Water The Bamboo as your leadership style, you can create an environment that energizes and inspires your team to reach new heights in their working relationships and team results. As a leader, you may feel that all eyes are on you, but giant bamboo doesn't grow in isolation. It grows in groves, where individual stalks draw strength from one another. If you deepen the roots of your bamboo grove (team), amazing things can happen.

To lead a team effectively, you will need to lay the groundwork for success. In this insightful presentation, Greg Bell will give you tools and strategies that will guide you and your team to reaching your full potential.

How you will benefit:

  • Learn how to balance 'high expectations' while providing 'high support'
  • Discover how to assess your team members and provide the support they need to succeed
  • Identify and understand the formula for peak team performance
  • Cultivate strong, resilient values within your team
  • Inspire others to be bamboo farmers

A copy of Water The Bamboo®: Unleashing The Potential Of Teams And Individuals is included with your registration.

About Greg Bell

More than just a motivational speaker, Greg Bell is a Portland, Oregon based thought leader, business consultant, and leadership coach. His popular book, Water The Bamboo: Unleashing The Potential Of Teams And Individuals, has inspired an array of organizations, from Fortune 500 companies like Nike, Disney and Comcast, to the Portland Trail Blazers and Division I NCAA athletic teams like the Oregon Ducks Football and the Gonzaga Bulldogs Basketball.

Greg holds political science and law degrees from the University of Oregon. He is also the force behind Coaches vs. Cancer — a campaign for the American Cancer Society that has raised over $87 million for cancer research. In addition to his corporate leadership experience, Bell is a TEDx Talk alum and serves on the advisory board for the Portland TEDx conference series.


What Attendees Are Saying

"It was an outstanding session to watch and Water The Bamboo is a terrific book that helps guide my leadership efforts."

— Roger Thompson, Vice President of Enrollment, University of Oregon

"Greg’s material and message is so applicable to my industry and situation. I can’t wait to go apply some, if not all, of his concepts!"

— Tim Mitchell, Sr. Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Norris & Stevens

"Came to investigate Mr. Bell for a potential speaking event, but am leaving feeling very fulfilled promising of a successful partnership."

— Patty Buck, Executive Assistant, Williston Financial Group

"A fun, engaging seminar! I wish I could have Greg motivate me once a week!"

— Mary Goodfellow, General Manager, Pastini Pastaria

"This was the most powerful leadership seminar I have ever been able to attend."

— Karen Booze, Sales Manager, Full Creative

"Greg has a rare balance of excellent content and fun approachable delivery. I’ve heard him before and I’ll be back again to reinforce the good ideas."

— Scott Pillsbury, President, Rose City Label

"The Water The Bamboo principles, particularly values identification and vision, helped motivate and drive me toward pursuing a role change in my company that will result in a more happy me."

— Paul Smillie, Manager of Consumer Services, Nike

"Inspiring and accessible presentation on being a great leader!"

— Brittney Etzel, Neutrals Mediator, Oregon Federal Executive Board

"Fantastic presentation — pearls of wisdom and life lessons!"

— Sue Stein, Associate Dean/Professor, Pacific University

"Great sense of humor help deal with everyday professional and personal issues."

— Heather Schopp, Human Resource Manager, Oregon Health & Science University

"Greg skilfully and patiently shared information that will improve my personal and professional life. He is very engaging and warm."

— Roger Kline, Enterprise Risk & Internal Controls Manager, Eugene Water & Electric Board

"Greg is dynamic, fluid, and humorous. His presentation is vulnerable and heartfelt. It creates an atmosphere of safety for the participants to be honest with themselves and others. I definitely took away some great nuggets to use in the leadership of myself and others."

— Sarah Scherer, Training & Development, Multnomah Athletic Club

Public Seminar FAQs

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Free parking is available on a first come, first served basis. We encourage carpool or public transportation to the event. Plan your trip on the Trimet website.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email info@gregbellspeaks.com with any questions or comments.

Is my registration/ticket transferable?
Yes, you may send another person in your place. Please email info@gregbellspeaks.com with your order number and attendee substitution.

Can I update my registration information?
If you need to update your registration information, please follow these instructions: How to update your ticket/registration information

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, you do not have to bring your printed ticket to the event. We can look you up by name at the registration table. Once you are checked in, you will receive a name badge. This name badge is your ticket in and out of the seminar so it is very important that you wear your badge throughout the event.

What is the refund policy?
Tickets are non-refundable, however if you are unable to attend feel free to transfer your ticket to someone else who is interested in attending! Please email info@gregbellspeaks.com with your order number for attendee substitutions.

Audio/Visual Rules and Release
Attendees may not, under any circumstance, use any type of recording device to capture the information provided at the seminar. No recording devices, photography or videography is allowed in the event room by attendees, only those with express permission.

By participating in the seminar, attendees understand that portions of the seminar’s live events may be recorded in video and audio and/or captured in still and/or digital photographs. Attendees agree that Greg Bell has the right and permission to use such recordings and photographs should they choose including attendee’s name, likeness, voice, biographical details, testimonial, or photograph for marketing, advertising or any other purpose in any media or format, online and/or offline, now or hereafter without further compensation, permission, or notification to the attendee. Attendee understands and agrees that all recordings from the seminar are the exclusive rights of Greg Bell and attendee does not ask for or expect compensation for the use of recordings or photographs in which attendee appears or speaks. Promoter owns all rights of any audio, video, and/or photograph captured during the event or at any of Greg Bell’s other live events.

Independent Consultants

Training and consulting firms, external executive coaches, and other external organizational development service providers must be approved by GregBell Consulting, Inc. before registering for any course. Please email info@gregbellspeaks.com with a statement regarding why you would like to attend the seminar prior to registering.